Yaping Xu Wins Award for Louisiana Sea Grant Annual Coastal Connections Competition

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March 1, 2018

PhD Candidate, Yaping Xu, was one of twelve graduate students selected as finalists, representing Biological Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Entomology, Geography and Anthropology, and Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. The annual Coastal Connections Competition is adapted from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition approach to research communication, developing academic and presentation skills while supporting the development of students’ capacities to effectively explain their research. Each student had three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research topic and its significance with the use of two slides. Yaping was the recipient of a research travel award of $500.